The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request
for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in
response to requirements for the OGC
The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/pub/www/ows10/rfq/index.html.
Organizations who haven't previously been engaged in OGC Testbeds are encouraged to check out the quickstart guide for help on navigating the RFQ.
Responses are due by 5 pm EST on 26 August 2013.
An IP Program and Testbed 10 Q&A Webinar will be held on 6 August 2013 at 10 am EDT (Check your local time http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20130806T14). Register here https://portal.opengeospatial.org/public_ogc/register/130806ows10.php. For the most efficient use of this webinar, please send your questions in advance to techdesk [at] opengeospatial [dot] org.
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updated on the Q&A Webinar, clarifications to requirements, kickoff
The OGC Testbed 10 Kickoff event for the CCI and Open
Mobility threads (see below) will be held 7-9 October 2013 in Washington, DC.
The Aviation thread kickoff will be held 27 September in Frascati, Italy during
the week of the OGC Technical Committee Meeting in Frascati.
The Point of Contact is Nadine Alameh: techdesk [at] opengeospatial [dot] org.
The OGC Testbed 10 sponsors are:
- AGC (Army
Geospatial Center, US Army Corps of Engineers)
- ESA (European Space
- FAA (US Federal
- GeoConnections -
Natural Resources Canada
- Harris Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- NGA (US National
- NOAA National
- USGS (US Geological
- UK DSTL (UK MoD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
OGC Testbed 10 builds on the outcomes of prior OGC
initiatives (http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/demos) and is
organized around the following threads:
Interoperability (CCI): Increase Geospatial community interoperability by building
on CCI OWS-9 work in semantic mediation, volunteer geographic information
(VGI), provenance and data quality, and Global Gazetteer. Explore the potential
of interoperability in the hydrology domain and utilizing ontologies to more
easily share and visualize geospatial data.
- Open Mobility:
Explore the geospatial standards requirements needed to support the growing
emerging mobile environment where client applications are mobile, information
services are mobile, and increasingly distributed across cloud infrastructures.
The Open Mobility thread will address these requirements while leveraging on
the work achieved in the OWS-9 Testbed in the areas of Geopackages and
Geopackaging services and new OWS Context encodings.
- Aviation: Develop
and demonstrate the use of the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)
and the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM), building on the work
accomplished in prior testbeds to advance the applications of OGC Web Services
standards in next generation air traffic management systems to support European
and US aviation modernization programs.
The RFQ/CFP includes
details of these threads as well as details on participation eligibility, selection
process and kickoff workshop information.
OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments
are part of the OGC
Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative agile prototyping
program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate
standards into the OGC Standards
Program, where they are formalized for public release.